Coroner identifies man found dead in Tippecanoe River

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Coroner identifies man found dead in Tippecanoe River

**UPDATE** Indiana State Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found
The Kosciusko County Coroner has identified the deceased male found in the Tippecanoe River yesterday as 65-year old Thomas Schmeltz of Bourbon, IN. The preliminary cause of death has been determined to be drowning.

ORIGINAL STORY:
KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Kosciusko County- Detectives with the Indiana State Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found earlier today.

Around 3:00 p.m., May 8, 2019, Indiana Conservation Officers located the body of a deceased male in the Tippecanoe River in Kosciusko County near SR 10 and SR 19.

Positive identification has not been made at this time and an autopsy is scheduled to be conducted to determine the manner of death. This is an ongoing investigation and there is no other information to release at this time.